Peter Stuart has a long history with health and wellness, which includes the following qualifications and achievements;
Peter first discovered he could run well at Intermediate age 10-11 and went on to win various track events and the Palmerston North Boys High Harrier Club which saw him competing in the weekly ‘Harriers’ run. Peter's love of running saw him in attendance at many long Saturday runs with accomplished older runners.
While attending Palmerston North Boys High School in 1979, Peter continued training using Arthur Lydiard type training programs. Although hard at the time, the results started to show. Winning track events at school sports and featuring in the school road race and cross country. Peter was a member of the winning team at the 1979 NZSCCCC at Te Awamutu. Peters first taste of major success was at the 1980 NZSS Road Race Champs in Hastings, winning the Junior Boys Road Race in a field of 300 runners. This was PNBHS first ever individual title win, however they had achieved numerous team titles. Peter went on to break records in the schools road race and cross country, which still stand currently.
Due to chronic injury Peter suffered some time out of the sport -but returned to break the school 10,000-metre record at the school athletics sports - a record that still stands today in 33m 05s on a grass track. Peters best half marathon time was while at school in a time of 1hr 09, at age 15.
Peter's last national event for the school was the NZSS Road race senior event, placing second. A disappointing result due partly to leaving school a month before (still eligible to run) and training alone without the school team. Peter went on to beat the guy who won in a 10km race in Wanganui a month later.
Peter wanted a career as a professional athlete, however, there were limited support services available in those days. He was asked to run against John Walker at Cooks Garden, prior to the Los Angeles Olympics.
Due to a lack of professional support, Peter went on to peruse a different career, this seeing him became a Registered Electrician. Fitness is important to Peter and he has coontinued to keep fit over the years and continued to compete in half marathon, iron man and cycling events, i.e. Round Taupo. In 2006 Peter ran in the Auckland Half Marathon and was lucky enough to win the ‘spot prize’ to run in the London Marathon, certainly a career highlight!
Peter has suffered many injuries over the years and has experienced the benefits of cross training, resistance training and other methods to keep on track. He has remained able to run and enter events which have shaped him into the guy he is today. And it’s with this experience and enthusiasm, further research and development that Peter is committed to helping others to achieve performance results.